02 Feb 2018

An exciting year ahead

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Royal Air Force, a major milestone for all those with links to the service.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust will be playing its part in the celebrations as well as staging a number of local events and commemorations.

More details will be announced on the events below as they become available, but for now, make sure you put the dates in your diaries!

 

Sunday 1 April

Easter Day Act of Remembrance  to mark centenary of the Royal Air Force, 2pm.

Thursday 5 April

Re-opening of Hunting Lodge following its transformation into a library and resource centre and unveiling of refurbished squadron badges around the base of the National Memorial to the Few, 10.30am

Saturday 14 April

Family fun afternoon to welcome the RAF 100 Baton on its tour of RAF-linked sites on the south coast. Free drawing workshop, an Act of Remembrance at 3pm, a photo call witih the Aston Martin carrying the baton (accompanied by eight other Aston Martins) and other activities. From 2pm.

Sunday 1 July

Memorial Day, the Trust’s annual commemoration, featuring an Act… Read more

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9 Nov 2017

Join us to pay your respects to the Few

Please join us at our annual Parade and Service to commemorate Remembrance Day this Saturday, 11 November. Note that the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust honours those who served their country at 11 am on the 11th day of the 11th month (Saturday this year), rather than on the closest Sunday. The car park at […]… Read more

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31 Oct 2017

Join us for our Service of Remembrance on 11 November

The annual Parade and Service to commemorate Remembrance Day will again be held at the Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne, on Saturday 11 November. The car park at the Memorial will open at 10am, with Standards carried by ex-Service organisations marching on at 10.45am and the service itself beginning ten minutes later. The short service […]… Read more

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23 Oct 2017

Autumn talks off to a great start

A fascinating talk about the history of the Victoria Cross given by the Trust’s historical consultant Geoff Simpson proved to be a great start to this autumn’s series of talks at The Wing. Geoff entertained the audience with an informed look at the VC and the way the parameters for the award have changed over […]… Read more

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16 Oct 2017

Don’t miss our first autumn talk!

Our next series of talks kicks off this Sunday (22 October) when the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s historical consultant, Geoff Simpson, explores some of the lesser-known facets of the award of the Victoria Cross. Geoff will discuss the evolution of the decision-making process for awards, with examples from all three services. He will cover […]… Read more

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26 Sep 2017

Autumn talks line-up announced

Another exciting series of talks and presentations has been lined up by Trustee Andy Simpson for this autumn. The Geoffrey Page Centre in The Wing makes an ideal venue for interesting and informative talks, and these Sunday afternoon sessions are bound to be booked out quickly, with just 50 seats available for each talk. As […]… Read more

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31 Aug 2017

Classic car show to raise funds for the Trust

Around 80 classic cars, a “Green Goddess” fire engine and a 1960s car transporter are among the attractions due to appear at the Bonnets and Wings* Classic Car Show planned for the site on Sunday 10 September. Local car enthusiasts will be making the most of the stunning backdrop offered by the National Memorial to […]… Read more

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25 Aug 2017

Join us to remember the Few on Battle of Britain Day

The men Churchill christened “the Few” will be honoured once more with a service of commemoration here at the Battle of Britain Memorial on 15 September. The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust holds the service on Battle of Britain Day each year, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls. “The Trust […]… Read more

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25 May 2017

Adding morris to the mix

A group of visiting morris dancers will add a colourful extra attraction to the site this Saturday. Fiddlesticks performs a North West style of morris that originated in the mill towns of Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire during the Industrial Revolution. They are sometimes knows as clog dancers because of their footwear. The group is touring […]… Read more

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